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Museum of the Bavarian Kings

  • Alpseestr. 27 Map It
  • Hohenschwangau

Published 04/25/2016

Fodor's Review

Once the Alpenrose hotel, this grand building directly on the Alpensee opened in 2012 as a museum chronicling the history of the Wittelsbach kings and queens from the 11th century to the present day. Focusing primarily on King Maximilian II and his son Ludwig, it details the family's story and the influence of the Wittelsbach family in the region, from the development of Munich, their founding of the first Oktoberfest, and the family's role as resisters against the Nazi regime and their eventual imprisonment during World War II. The interactive exhibits couple state-of-the-art technology with the gold and gilt belongings of the royal family, including an elegant fur robe worn by King Ludwig II. The adjacent Alpenrose-am-See café overlooking the lake is a good spot to relax.

Sight Information


Alpseestr. 27, Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, 87645, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • €9.50; combination ticket for both castles and museum €29.50
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 9–7; Oct.–Mar., daily 10–6

Published 04/25/2016


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